Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Discussion Option for Boomers/Current Events Connection

To supplement your discussion of the Bible passage, Psalm 46:1-11, ask Boomers in your group to highlight verse 6-9: Nations rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. 7 The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.Selah 8 Come, see the works of the Lord, who brings devastation […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out option for Parent’s groups.

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Print copies of the following article by Dr. Charles Stanley for class members: How can I have God’s peace? .Say: For some of us, our peace is related more to our circumstances than our walk with God. When we rely on God for all of our needs, it becomes more difficult for our peace to be […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out Option for Women’s groups

New year 2015

Rebekah Lyons, a Christian writer and speaker, blogged on January 1, 2014 about her New Year’s practice of choosing one word that summarizes her spiritual desires and goals for the upcoming year. Read a portion or all of that blog post, A New Year. A New Word.  Here are the words Rebekah has chosen for […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

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As an option to the Live it Out section of this lesson, share the following clip from MacArthur, in which he appeals to the world’s leaders to pursue peace instead of war after the Japanese have surrendered and ended World War II: If you do not see the clip, click here to view the clip […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace) Optional Closing Activity for Collegiates/Young Adults

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  God is our peace in the midst of turmoil. In fact, God provides a peace that is unmatched simply because He is God. He knows all and is all-powerful. When we combine the knowledge of His strength with His unmatched love for us, we find peace. As an optional closing activity, show the lyric […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Additional Questions

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The Point: God is the ultimate source of peace in the midst of turmoil. Opening Question How is peace more than just the absence of problems? What are the barriers to peace in our lives? I could have some peace in my life if it wasn’t for… Which body of water best describes your life […]

Storm Shelter, Seesion 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): All Additional Resources

  Click Here for the Storm Shelter Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Philip Nation Here are some songs we think would go along especially well with this session. Click the song title to open up iTunes. Additional resources for some songs can be found by clicking the LifeWay Worship link. “Holy One” […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Optional Activity for Collegiates

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As group members arrive: Post the following question somewhere your whole group can see: What is your go-to place in God’s Word that keeps you centered? When your group arrives for Bible study, have background music playing and some coffee or snacks available. As your group members mingle, ask them to text you the answer […]

Storm Shelter Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  After discussing Question 1 that asks, “When do you feel like ‘singing the blues’?” state we have an alternative for singing the blues. Show a short clip of Gene Kelly singing in the rain. If you don’t see the clip below,  click here to watch it on YouTube Start it at 1:00  and show it […]

Making Plans for Christmas: Live It Out Option for Men’s Groups

As an option to help you conclude this session, comment that the gospels are silent on the childhood events of Jesus’ life, with the exception of one reference found in Luke 2 when Jesus was 12 years old. The occasion was after the Passover celebration when Jesus stayed behind at the temple in Jerusalem. It […]